Carlisle Creek rises one mile north of Arneckeville in east central DeWitt County (at 29°01' N, 97°16' W) and runs southeast for six miles to its mouth on the Guadalupe River, three miles west of Thomaston (at 29°00' N, 97°13' W). It traverses flat terrain with local shallow depressions, surfaced by clay and sandy loams that support water-tolerant hardwoods, conifers, and prairie grasses. Carlisle Creek was named for Henry Carlisle, an early DeWitt County settler, who built his home nearby. In the nineteenth century there was a large spring near the mouth of the creek. This spring, equipped with two buckets, a rope, and a pulley system, provided drinking water for many early settlers of the area. During the 1850s John H. Slaughter operated a water-powered mill on the stream.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.
Handbook of Texas Online,
accessed May 29, 2022,
Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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December 1, 1994